CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is herbal and hoppy with some light crisp malt. Reminds me a bit of weedwacking in the best possible way.
The flavor is very herbal, very hoppy, clean and well defined malt character with some mild honey and a good crispness, just a mild doughy sweetness shows through. The beer has a pretty high bitterness level for a "typical" pilsner.
I love beers like this one; itís a pity I didnít buy a case.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you donít get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, sparkling gold with a small, oat-colored, puff of head. Doughy nose with lemon. Medium body but full for a pilsener. Begins with some coppery tang then dough, apple and lemon pith. Pleasant bready drying with hints of orange peel.
theisti (3503) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at Festival in Onalaska, Wisconsin. No date markings on the bottle. The pour is a clear golden yellow with a frothy one inch white head. The aroma is soft natural hay, lemon citrus, floral, straw, and a pleasant cracker malt. Fresh and clean. The taste is the nose, clean cracker malt with straw and a nice dose of the lemon citrus floral. Nice blended character of the German hops. A touch of earthy mineral here as well. The palate is light bodied, active bright carbonation, dry mineral light bitter hop finish. Really nice take on a classic German style Pils. Right up my alley.
superspak (3500) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/12/2014. Pours fairly clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly dry finish, but not overly dry. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsener style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent pilsener, if for no other reason than it finishes clean. Very light and fresh tasting. One of my top lagers, Iíd say, but definitely will never stand up to Dort Gold. Tasty, though...
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 not good-this should have been better-very bitter and thats in a bad way. Very yellow miller look-i would pick Goose Island Summertime over this anyday-New Glarus is a great company, but this is definately not a signature beer for them
RERATE NOV 2012-Its been over 10 yrs since i have had this beer and wow, have my tastes improved. This is a fantastic pils! pours lite crystal clear orange with effervescent carbonation with a big bubble white whispy head. nose is spicy noble hops, cracker like malts, a bit of barn/farmhouse note, grassy-everything you want in a pils! Flavors of big bitter spicy. grassy hops, nice pale cereal/cracker malts. Finish is very long-lots of bitterness for a pils with crisp carbonation lively palate. This is a fine example of the style! perfect marriage of crisp spicy hops and fine pils malt. beautiful!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz via trade with Robertsreatlity. Thanks for the Bonus Rob. Pours golden with a fading but semi stable fluffy white head. Nose is sweet and light and typical for a lager. Taste is slightly hoppy with a nice malt background. Lagerish but nice. This is an easy drinking session brew.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Move over Victory Prima Pils, thereís a new sheriff in town. The body is a clean golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is awesome. Clean Saaz and Tettninger hops with crisp corn grains. The flavor is nicely grainy with lots of sweet barley and corn with lots of fresh Saaz and Tettninger hops. Crisp, refreshing, and itís a perfect summer beer! Nicely bitter on the palate. A great pilsener!
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle. Aroma of fresh cut grass, bright peach skin, crisp cracker malts. Taste is fresh dough, hay, foggy air. Clean, reshing tasty beer. Like quite a bit.